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The Boehner Lawsuit Against
Obama Is Beginning to Take Shape

National Journal, by Billy House

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/9/2014 4:19:42 AM

Starting next week, House Republicans will launch a highly visible—and likely tumultuous—three-week process of bringing to the floor legislation to authorize their promised lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive actions. "In theory, you could report out a resolution tomorrow and vote on it," said a House GOP aide on Tuesday. "But that is not the approach [the leaders] want to take." Rather, the aim is to display—if not actually engage in—a more deliberative process, even if amid controversy. This drawn-out script builds toward a potentially dramatic floor vote held just days, or even hours, before the House adjourns on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 7/9/2014 4:28:06 AM     (No. 9916196)

FTA " "If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I´ve [obama] directed them to pass, I wouldn´t be forced to take matters into my own hands.""

Every 10 year old kid knows that Congress doesn´t report to the President. The guy is definitely tyrannical.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gringolite, 7/9/2014 5:23:19 AM     (No. 9916209)

"If Congress were to do its job",Barry Soetoro would have been removed from office by now.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/9/2014 6:57:05 AM     (No. 9916261)

Simply more bread and circuses, I´m afraid.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/9/2014 7:02:03 AM     (No. 9916266)

Thanks , Boner. Watch how fast the MSM morphs ´lawsuit´ into ´impeachment´ as we head into the fall elections. This couldn´t ´languish´ for a while like nearly all legal cases?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 7/9/2014 7:03:30 AM     (No. 9916268)

Ditto Reply 3. They should be impeaching him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/9/2014 7:05:26 AM     (No. 9916270)

Counting the times Boehner has let us down on the fingers of two hands, I have run out of fingers. May I borrow one of yours? That one.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 7/9/2014 7:09:17 AM     (No. 9916273)

Dittos, #3. Put this in the same basket as all those bills to repeal Obamacare. Just bones to mollify the base.

It will go nowhere.

Impeach - now.
Reid kills it.
Campaign on it.
Win a mandate in NOvember.
Re-impeach in January.
Put pressure on Senate Dems in February.

IMO, that´s our only real chance. The Emperor is consolidating his power.

2016 election? What 2016 election? Third term? It could happen if we continue to wring our hands and do nothing effective.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/9/2014 7:20:40 AM     (No. 9916282)

"..it is a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury, signifying nothing in which a walking shadow performs performs upon a stage and is heard no more."

Act V, MacBeth
William Shakespeare

More or less, if I remember correctly. This surely describes our Speaker Boehner.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 7/9/2014 7:25:30 AM     (No. 9916289)

Even if Boehner´s "stunt" does nothing more than keep barry up nights and fuming about nasty republicans ruining his kingdom, it will have done some good.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/9/2014 7:27:26 AM     (No. 9916292)

If congress had done their job, zippy would never have been a presidential nominee.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/9/2014 7:27:55 AM     (No. 9916294)

I´m for it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/9/2014 7:29:36 AM     (No. 9916299)

Close enough, #8.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 7/9/2014 7:36:51 AM     (No. 9916313)

Congress has been working on this lawsuit trying to get it right, doing their best before taking it to Court. At least they are doing something, which is what we´re all screaming they should do.

"If congressional standing is denied in such cases, there will be no other way to check such presidential usurpation short of impeachment," the two write.

So if the lawsuit fails on the grounds that there´s no "standing" in the Courts, they can proceed with impeachment, which they will do.

They are being careful and judicious. They don´t want charges of recklessness being hurled at them. They really are trying so I think they deserve some credit. Going directly to impeachment with no interim accusations isn´t wise.

During the lawsuit´s Court presentation, American media will cover all the excesses of this POTUS and the outright breaking of our laws. Average Americans, not just the Court, will be able to see his lawlessness.

As for Obama´s comment:

"If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I´ve directed them to pass, I wouldn´t be forced to take matters into my own hands."

Our "Constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office" reveals that he doesn´t even know how our government works. The POTUS doesn´t "direct" Congress to do anything. The POTUS proposes action to the Congress. It´s Congress´ job to "pass legislation", not POTUS´ job.

OPEN LETTER TO "THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER IN THE OVAL OFFICE": That´s not how America works. Ever hear the term, "The President proposes, Congress disposes"? You are not a dictator, dude.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Janjan, 7/9/2014 7:43:45 AM     (No. 9916320)

Incompetence paired with breathtaking arrogance. Obama totally disregards the fact that Congress does not represent him. They represent us. We are the real targets.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dkrieb, 7/9/2014 7:50:44 AM     (No. 9916330)

#13

In addition, this process will provide a logical step toward stating all of his impeachable actions. Hopefully this provide proof to the electorate leading up to the midterms that the Dem´s are complicit in this debacle. If these proceeding provide the impetus to win back a majority in the Senate as well as maintain a majority in the House then impeachment could become a reality. Also by that time I believe that there will enough remaining Dem´s that are afraid of voter backlash that will also go along.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: trapper, 7/9/2014 8:03:46 AM     (No. 9916355)

This could get interesting. By the time the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group gets done with its legal analysis and drafting, I wonder if the document it produces will have "Articles of Impeachment" written across the top of it. That is, after all, the proper way for the House of Representatives to present its charges against a President. Sneaky.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Joe vann, 7/9/2014 8:12:38 AM     (No. 9916367)

# 13...thanks.

Some of you folks go are going back to thrashing the House...our team.

Of course, they mistakes but impeaching Obama isn´t one of them. If Obama prayed, his first prayer would be that the House impeach him. If you don´t understand why at this late date...you need to make the effort...read the Constitution. This lawsuit is the way to go. It well get the issues in front of the voters before the election. Our biggest risk in both of these scenarios is the msm but far less with the lawsuit plus it won´t be bogged down for months with the msm slaying us daily...in a no win situation.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/9/2014 8:33:03 AM     (No. 9916409)

#17 you are correct. As much as I want to see this man in Leavenworth, law suit right now is the way to go. Dems have the senate, so impeachment won´t go anywhere but 24/7 on the MSM. Besides, I think he is trying very hard to get impeached before the November elections. He is also pushing the border situation to instigate a confrontation with "we the people" so he can declare martial law and cancel the elections. The law suit should also include treason for allowing a foreign invasion into the country.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/9/2014 8:47:12 AM     (No. 9916432)

Defund and impeach! Stop this election year mirage. Nothing will come of this while Buraq is still in office and they know it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/9/2014 8:47:33 AM     (No. 9916433)

Sounds like Rip Van Boehner is finally waking up after almost 6 years of Marxist rule. Meanwhile Obama has imported 300,000 new disease infested voters from all points of the compass.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/9/2014 9:00:53 AM     (No. 9916458)

Oh boy, the Republicans will be beat over the head by the democrats with taking on this issue while children on the border are being neglected and left to languish by those mean ol´ Republicans. It will be said that Republicans have a vendetta against the president and they are more concerned with harming him than they are helping those poor innocent children. Obama´s timing of the border crisis could not have been more opportune for him. You´d almost believe he planned it that way. Republicans need to go on the offense before the democrats put them on the defense. Get effective talking points prepared for both issues or suffer the consequences.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/9/2014 10:29:14 AM     (No. 9916615)

"Beginning to take shape?" Good Lord, our country will be dead and buried by the time the suit is filed. And..here´s my question: Does the Senate have to sign off on it? If so, you know where this is going.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 7/9/2014 10:33:24 AM     (No. 9916625)

#8 the actual lines are much better than yours

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Reply 24 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 7/9/2014 11:05:33 AM     (No. 9916689)

Dittos to #1 & #2 - you beat me to those same responses, and #13 is the voice of reason-excellent post.

The article caused me to have an OMG moment - I feel like I´m watching Shakepeare´s play Julius Caesar. Could it be that Barry thinks he can get away with becoming an American Julius Caesar?

Obviously, our Congress members would never go to the lengths Caesar´s opponents went, but there are so many parallels to Caesar and to Barry´s idea of "ruling" that it is almost shocking - especially to those of us who believe in a Constitutional Republic.

The following shippets are from an analysis about the times of ole Julius and is by Arash Farzaneh. It is found at https://suite.io/arash-farzaneh/5ek62c7

1. "Julius Caesar´s rise to power was connected with disregard and even disrespect for rules, tradition and authority."

2. "Caesar continued to openly challenge his main opponent"(Congress?)... "When he crossed the Rubicon he was in direct defiance of Roman law, because as the governor of Gaul, he was not allowed to enter Rome, something the constitution forbid."(since when has that stopped Barry?)

3. "Caesar decided to give himself more power by diluting the powers and reaches of the senate."

4. "This period is known as the end of the Republic as Caesar took on the autocratic position of “perpetual dictator.” The position of “dictator” in those times was usually temporary and mainly during exceptional times of crisis, but Caesar used it to usurp absolute control." (Is this what is in store for the USA?)

5. "One of the flaws of Caesar was also his strongest trait, his ambition. He had however become overconfident and it made him complacent. He thought himself invincible both in battle and in Rome..."

Congress needs to get busy before Barry Caesar nullifies the Constitution.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/9/2014 11:39:29 AM     (No. 9916760)

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life´s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.


Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28

"more or less" shouldn´t apply when a person is attempting to quote Shakespeare.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 7/9/2014 12:21:37 PM     (No. 9916843)

"FTA: ´If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I´ve directed them to pass, I wouldn´t be forced to take matters into my own hands.´"

While I have little doubt this reflects Obama´s actual attitude towards the Constitution, NJ´s quote seems to originate from a satirical site: http://azconservative.org/2014/06/28/president-tries-to-fend-off-evidence-of-incompetence/

The NJ inadvertently makes the point that it´s hard to parody the current Administration and Democratic Party, but guys/gals, Obama gives us so much real stuff to work with, we don´t have to waste our credibility on the fake stuff.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: strike3, 7/9/2014 12:28:19 PM     (No. 9916856)

Spot on are the references to Caesar and the final days of Rome. Even the liberal lapdogs who support this loud-mouthed buffoon are playing out the decadence and corruption that enabled the fall of Rome. However, if it comes to pass, there will be a Brutus. Barry has a collection of boot-lickers but their actions are not out of loyalty because they know that their spot under the bus is only moments away.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: rsgonner, 7/9/2014 1:41:06 PM     (No. 9916999)

So let´s play this out: Boehner sues obozo and, wonder of wonders, the SCOTUS rules 9-0 that obozo has overstepped his powers......crickets....crickets....Why would anyone think this tyrant would change his behavior?? Who will make him? Not Holder. He has ignored the laws of this country every since he was coronated! The republicans are afraid to use their Constitutional power of the purse. They will never impeach this guy even if he defied the SCOTUS because they are more afraid of being called racist by the media than they are of losing our liberty on their watch. Folks, we are screwed: the dems are too corrupt to rule and the rebups, with the exception of a few like Cruz and Lee, are too stupid.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 7/9/2014 1:49:57 PM     (No. 9917013)

Impeachment is bandied about on talk radio ( Savage and Erickson ) and from Sarah Palin as if it means removal from office.
Impeachment for Obama and escaping a conviction
in the Senate would be like OJ being charged
and then found not guilty.
No serious person could imagine anywhere from 15 to 21 Senate Democrats voting to remove the first
black president from office.
Obama would emerge victorious and the Democrats
would be energized.
Just in time for 2016.
The celebrations would be nauseating because Obama had beaten the Republicans.
The media would be exultant and
Republicans would look like fools.
What exactly are the criminal charges and evidence the impeachment crowd thinks they could present ?
Do they think Eric Holder , Lois Lerner , Valerie Jarrett et. al are going to rat out the POTUS ???
The lawsuit is the only rational and logical way to remind the American people of
Obama´s reckless and lawless behavior .
Unfortunately , talk radio and the Tea Party
waste their time and energy blaming
elected Republicans for Obama´s actions.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 7/9/2014 2:00:21 PM     (No. 9917042)

This lawsuit is just slight of hand to distract us from demanding that Boehner do his job and stop the flow of money that enables the tyrant to inflict his tyranny!!!

Stop funding to the NSA division that is spying on Americans. Stop funding the IRS, EPA and other agencies that are persecuting conservatives who are perceived to be a risk to this administration. Stop funding to buy federal land on the southern border that prevents Texas from securing the border.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/9/2014 3:15:02 PM     (No. 9917143)

I see #29 got lost again on his way over to the Huffington Post. Doesn´t like the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Fox News or any other Conservative who tries to save the Constitution. Doing nothing to stop Obama and the rest of the Marxists seems to be aim of Liberals everywhere.

Expect another 300,000 invaders again in the coming months.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: loveUSA, 7/9/2014 5:00:43 PM     (No. 9917270)

Since Barry has no regard for the law, this lawsuit is toothless. Defund the agencies (IRS, EPA, etc.) and impeach our lawless President. Even if the Senate won´t vote to convict, it will forever be on the record that Obama was impeached.

Impeach Now!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/9/2014 6:05:55 PM     (No. 9917339)

Should a lawsuit actually make it to the court, what consequences does Boehner expect from it?? It seems apparent that it is simply another of his delay tactics to avoid taking any action to stop the renegade in power. He should just be honest and simply say nothing as he does nothing. We all understand that his job is over his head or perhaps he is happy with being an appendage of the Democrat party. That is the way things are. So another solution to the devastation of America has to be found by the people. Boehner is irrelevant. Frankly, it would be nice if he would just go away.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Joe vann, 7/9/2014 6:07:13 PM     (No. 9917340)

Those who are yelling for impeachment either don´t understand the situation or must be wanting the final nail driven in America´s coffin. You folks would create a win for the socialist that would have be a win for us this fall. We have no time to lose a almost certain win for the Senate. Wait three months and then talk about it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ida lil, 7/9/2014 6:27:41 PM     (No. 9917356)

#29 is speaking reality
Perhaps #31 wasn´t watching close when the Clinton impeachment was turned into a social circus leaving no recourse to bring the real charges and treason into the issue.
That issue was foreign campaign monies and the delivery of military superior equipment blueprints to China --a Communist gov.
In addition to bring the act of impeachment forward just before midterm will rally the democrat voters who give everything to the party based on their party generational bias.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rochow, 7/9/2014 8:11:42 PM     (No. 9917499)

Actually, I don´t trust Boehner! Why would a leopard change his spots all of a sudden?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/9/2014 9:08:49 PM     (No. 9917576)

Boner the same guy that said today he wants to give Zippy the $3.7 Billion with a "B" ?



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Reply 38 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/9/2014 9:58:30 PM     (No. 9917656)

Lawsuits mean lawyers. Impeachment is show biz.

We have a zombie Chief Executive and his zombie administration for nearly two-a-half more years. The challenge is national survival.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/10/2014 12:18:52 AM     (No. 9917792)

Sorry for the additional post #35, but I really don´t trust impeachment either. I would rather the House sue Obama for overstepping his Constitutional authority, and having his Executive orders overturned by the Supremes.

It would be interesting though in an election year to see how many Senate Democrats would feel so threatened that they would vote to Impeach in the newly elected Senate. Especially if the Republicans regain the majority.

In the end, I don´t trust Boehner to do anything except to bluster.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/10/2014 2:24:45 AM     (No. 9917837)

Don´t all you people who are calling for impeachment understand that it cannot be done? Is it news to you that the Senate has to vote for impeachment? What is the point of beating a dead horse? The House is doing what it can. Two smart lawyers have shown them the way to prove "standing", the lack of which has gotten other lawsuits dismissed. Admittedly, they should have thought of it themselves.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/10/2014 6:48:47 PM     (No. 9918928)

The Senate does not vote for impeachment which is a charge of high crimes and misdemeanours. Impeachment is done solely by the House. After the impeachment the Senate votes to convict or not but the impeachment stands forever. It also provides a great opportunity to create formal documentation of all the crimes that were committed, and that is for all time. Impeachment is a great idea.

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WASHINGTON — Kurdish fighters battling ISIS desperately want more guns and armor, but they already have a secret weapon: The fanatics they’re fighting fear that if they get killed in combat by a woman, they won’t go to heaven. “They have many female battalions, as you know who fought very bravely,” Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who chairs the House International Relations Committee, told The Post of the Kurds. Royce, who met this week with the foreign minister of Kurdistan, cited recent reports of young female Kurdish troops “laughing” at ISIS forces they had turned back. “These ISIL soldiers apparently believed that if

The Senate and the Courts
Weekly Standard, by Edward Whelan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/20/2014 5:03:44 AM     Post Reply
With little fanfare, President Obama has enjoyed remarkable success in his project to remake the federal courts in his own ideological image. How much more he achieves during his final two years in office depends in large part on whether Republicans win control of the Senate this November. Obama’s success is most marked in the federal courts of appeals, the intermediate level of the national judicial hierarchy. When Obama took office, only 1 of the 13 appellate courts had a majority of Democratic appointees. Now 9 do. Obama’s number of confirmed appellate nominees—53—only slightly exceeds President George W. Bush’s six-year total

Remind me again, why isn’t
Condi Rice running for president?
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/20/2014 4:49:23 AM     Post Reply
I know I’ve written this post before but it’s something I’ve been thinking about amid all the “Condi for NFL commissioner!” stuff lately. (And besides, after two years, it’s due for an update.) Why commissioner and not GOP nominee? The 2016 field is “insanely wide open,” after all, and she’s got plenty to commend her — sterling academic credentials, years of diplomatic experience at the highest level, popularity among both wings of the GOP, and a trailblazer narrative that can trump even Hillary’s. She’d be seen, rightly or wrongly, as the “adult” in a field of Republican neophytes, someone whose



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Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 10:49:59 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House. “Just think about how different our country looks to children growing up today,” she said. “Think about how our kids take for granted that a black person or a woman can be President of the United States.” She also praised President Obama for changing history on gay marriage and the Supreme Court. “They take it for granted that for the first time in history, there are three brilliant women serving

After Declaring War on Tea Party,
Karl Rove Frets GOP Estab Candidates
Not Getting Enough Donations

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/20/2014 10:02:02 AM     Post Reply
After declaring war on the Tea Party and often showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Republicans to record gains in the 2010 midterm elections, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate this year because of the lack of enthusiasm for his establishment-approved candidates. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rove notes that even though Obama´s "job approval numbers are lousy, no Democrat in a competitive Senate race polls regularly above 50%, GOP enthusiasm is high, and independents are trending Republican... each passing day provides evidence as to why a GOP Senate majority is

ISIS fighters terrified of being
killed by female troops

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/20/2014 5:10:13 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Kurdish fighters battling ISIS desperately want more guns and armor, but they already have a secret weapon: The fanatics they’re fighting fear that if they get killed in combat by a woman, they won’t go to heaven. “They have many female battalions, as you know who fought very bravely,” Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who chairs the House International Relations Committee, told The Post of the Kurds. Royce, who met this week with the foreign minister of Kurdistan, cited recent reports of young female Kurdish troops “laughing” at ISIS forces they had turned back. “These ISIL soldiers apparently believed that if

How gender mattered in the rise and
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Washington Post, by Nia-Malika Henderson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/19/2014 5:06:33 AM     Post Reply
Devastating. That´s really the only way to describe Politico´s piece on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. (I hereby nominate her for Worst Week in Washington.) (Editor´s note: Three words -- Joseph. Robinette. Biden.) Based on interviews with DNC staffers -- both former and current -- the piece described Wasserman Schultz as something of a modern-day Tracy Flick: over-eager, disloyal and not shy about promoting her ambitions. It would be fair to say that she sounds like, well, a lot like other politicians. And this would be accurate. But the wholesale bashing of Wasserman Schultz at every level of the party -- White House,

Rift widens between Obama,
U.S. military over strategy
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Washington Post, by Craig Whitlock    Original Article
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Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship. Even as the administration has received congressional backing for its strategy, with the Senate voting Thursday to approve a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, a series of military leaders have criticized the president’s approach against the Islamic State militant group. Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who served under Obama until last year, became the latest high-profile skeptic on Thursday, telling the House Intelligence Committee

Retired Head Of Marine Corps: Obama’s
ISIS Strategy Doesn’t Have ‘A Snowball’s
Chance In Hell Of Succeeding’

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Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
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The man who was the top Marine general from 2006 until his retirement in 2010 says President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doomed to fail. “I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,” retired Marine General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps during the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the Obama administration, said at the Maverick PAC Conference in Washington, D.C. Friday, according to a source in attendance. Maverick PAC has described itself

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Washington Post, by Mark Berman    Original Article
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That rare respiratory illness sickening children around the country continues to crop up in new places. It has been confirmed in 22 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, appearing in three states where it had not been previously: Georgia, Michigan and Washington state. These children are facing an uncommon enterovirus strain. While enteroviruses in general are quite common, this particular strain — enterovirus 68 — has not cropped up terribly often since it was first identified in 1962. It can cause severe breathing problems, a particular danger for children who may suffer from asthma or other

Budget Chief: Denying Climate Change
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Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
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Shawn Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on Friday that if you don’t believe in climate change and support federal spending to fight it, you believe the earth is flat. “The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness doesn’t get you membership in a fiscal conservatives caucus,” Donovan said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “It makes you a member of the Flat Earth Society.” Donovan, who formerly ran the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, is now in charge of the arm of the executive branch

Obama Says Senate Vote To Arm
Syrian Rebels Was US Politics
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Business Insider, by Hunter Walker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 5:13:01 AM     Post Reply
The U.S Senate passed a bill Thursday evening that will give President Barack Obama the authority to arm moderate Syrian rebels, which is a key part of his plan to fight the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL). Shortly after the Senate passed the bill, which was passed by the House on Wednesday, Obama spoke from the White House. "I´m pleased that Congress, a majority of Democrats and a majority of Republicans in both the House and Senate, have now voted to support a key element of our strategy," Obama said. Obama, who reiterated the fact

Security breached:
Intruder gets into White House

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Associated Press, by Josh Lederman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/20/2014 7:41:42 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door.

John Kerry: US At War With
The ´Enemy of Islam´

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 3:17:20 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday In a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria. (Video) Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy to call it that.” So its official: America is at war with the enemy of Islam. However, strange bedfellows arise if the Obama administration so chooses to uphold Kerry’s claim that we are at war with the enemy(s) of Islam. The following displays that Secretary

Au revoir, ISIS fighters: French
jets kill dozens of jihadists,
destroy munitions facility

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New York Daily News, by Corky Siemaszko    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2014 11:59:30 PM     Post Reply
The French did for President Obama on Friday what they refused to do for his predecessor — they joined the fight in Iraq. Two Rafale fighter planes armed with laser-guided bombs “entirely destroyed” an Islamic State munitions depot and killed dozens of ISIS fighters, making France the first coalition country to make good on its promise to battle the murderous militants. “Other operations will follow in the coming days with the same goal — to weaken this terrorist organization and come to the aid of the Iraqi authorities,” French President Francois Hollande vowed. The French famously said “non” in 2003 when President Bush


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